Antivirus to scan files before going onto a Windows machine: clamav?

Richard Collyer richard at
Sat Apr 29 13:17:53 UTC 2006

Jim Stapleton wrote:
> Anyone have experience with ClamAV? Good, Bad, Ugly?
> Should I use something else, or is the only good alternative
> pay/expensive (such as avast)?
> Am I better at leaving the antivirus stuff to the Windows machine
> (which has McAfee Enterprise)?
> Background:
> System lags occasionally, and has crashed a few times, and is getting
> disk errors (both HDs, one IDE, one SATA started this at the same
> time). I suspect the motherboard, but can't be certain, could be Mem
> or PSU.
> Could also be virus.
> So, I want to scan my backed up files while reinstalling Windows on
> the other machine, before letting them go back home to play.

ClamAV is great IMHO.

I would use a windows machine to scan the files for virus as not many 
viruses (is that correct spelling?) exist for Unix so exposing that to 
virus stuff would be better than a windows machine doing the same.


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